DIY General thread


#482

That’s a horrible thing to say about anyone


#483

It’s done lads. I’m a fucking DIY genius is the long and the short of it. A weird star shaped Allen key tried to fucking me up but I bested that by borrowing different keys and the element was fixed in by a cut of a nut buried deep and beside part of the element electrics but a thin pliers sorted me out. My finest moment was drawing a diagram of all the connections before I disconnected them thus saving myself a horrendous pain in the hole and electrocution on rewiring them. I left there with a cut on my hand but glowing with pride. I’m gonna ring Mastercard tomorrow and ask then how much they charge to install it then put put half of it towards a night out for myself when I go back on the booze.
Thanks to @fagan and especially @ciarancareyshurlingarmy who never moved to Louth and was damn right not to.


#484

Is there no camera on your phone?


#485

Cheers pal. Mastercare.


#486

Drawing a diagram. :smile::smile:


#487

Will be a tricky one to explain to the HSA after one of your tenants is electrocuted


#488

House insurance wont be valid either and up for a manslaughter charge. Saved a few quid tho


#489

@Juhniallio You hardly fixed this cooker out in Ballymun by any chance?

Stick with being a ready snacks technician


#490

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#491

He can use it to pay off his MasterCard bill


#492

Lads falling over themselves to find excuses not to do a simple bit of DIY*

*It was far from simple. I’m a fucking genius. It’s no wonder they’re seething with handyman envy.


#493

I know. Predictive text.


#494

That ad with Fetchit and DanielO’Donnell is coming to mind here


#495

I predict the florescent tube in the oven will go next. You should have changed it while you were in there.


#496

Ta. I was actually going to tag you after your electrical advice with the hedge clippers!


#497

I’ve a waste pipe that’s leaking. I’ve been told that it can be sealed from the inside.
I’ve been quoted €180 just to get a camera down there to have a look, but very little further information forthcoming.
Any idea how much it might cost to seal the pipe from the inside?
Specialists need to come down from Dublin to do it.


#498

Don’t nickel and dime your colon pal.


#499

You’re fairly slack with the info yourself here!

4 inch waste?
Upstails or ground floor?
Buried?
What access inside?

There are flexi bendy inserts available that don’t do the job of the original. They are there to eek a few quid out of those that dont want to admit defeat early and tackle the problem head on. If its your own place and she is of a complaining disposition I’d replace it.


#500

Bite the bullet lad and dig it up and repair it properly.


#501

4 inch waste? Yes.
Upstails or ground floor? Ground floor, runs under the kitchen, utility and downstairs bathroom.
Buried? Yes, very close to gas burner and a endless number of gas and water pipes.
What access inside? Zero, other than through the toilet and a man-hole outside.